Perhaps an examination of his handwriting—an extraordinary specimen—can provide some clues to how his mind worked.
It seemed to me that there has been so much change in Congress, and the whole gridlock thing seemed ripe for examination.
Bruce Bartlett's The Benefit and the Burden starts off as an examination of America's tax code.
late 14c., "action of testing or judging; judicial inquiry," from Old French examinacion, from Latin examinationem (nominative examinatio), noun of action from past participle stem of examinare (see examine). Sense of "test of knowledge" is attested from 1610s.
examination ex·am·i·na·tion (ĭg-zām'ə-nā'shən)
An investigation or inspection for the purpose of diagnosis.